Feb 11, 2013 8:30am EST
opened his remarks with comments on the resignation of pope benedict xvi. here are some of his remarks. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i'm sure the whole house will join me in sending our best wishes to pope benedict following his announcement today. he has worked tirelessly to strengthen britain's relations with the holy see and his visit to britain in 2010 is remembered with great respect and affection. posted benedicts message on the visit of working for the common good is something i spoke to her whole country and i'm sure his successor will continue to provide a voice of inspiration for millions around the world. >> there was also reaction to the pope's resignation in washington. house speaker john been released a statement saying -- >> americans were inspired by his visit to the united states in 2008, and by his quiet city leadership of the church in uncertain times. people of all nations have been blessed by the sacrifice to sow the seeds of hope, justice and compassion throughout the world in the name of our lord and savior. again, that from house speaker john boehner.
Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
into the majestic freedom who today lifted her head in the blue crowd of washington and invoking a benediction on this imperil the republic. now, the slaves were never named in the new york tribune story but it's given the description of the skill that this was philip reed. thus, it took a slave to get the work started by figuring out how to take the plaster model of part and it took a black man to supervise the creation of the statute that sits on top of the capitol. he mentioned filigreed and the work that he did, but the service is well documented in the congressional records and in the address to congress in 1928 s preserved in the congressional record of the statues most reverend supporters said that the successful dismantling and handling of the model was due to the service and genius of an intelligent negro in washington named philip reed. a slave owned by mr. clarke mills and much credit is due to him for his faithful and intelligent services rendered in the molding and casting of america's superb statue of freedom which kiss is the first wave of the rising sun as they appear on the ap
Feb 26, 2013 9:00am EST
that pope benedict xvi will be stepping down, and i'm reminded today of the words of a different pope, pope john 23rd from it, a long time ago he met george at the vatican. george was then heading of president kennedy's food for peace program, and pope john shook george mcgovern's hand. a look at him in the and he said to him, when you meet your maker, and he asks, did you feed the hungry, you can say, yes, i did. george mcgovern could say that 1000 times over. so could the millions men in women and children whose ranches and laboratories the our families, even when we don't always realize or acknowledge it. by continuing to pull ahead, developed agricultural policies and innovate in ways big and small, so we need can -- so indeed can all of us. thank you so much. [applause] >> so, we've had three great addresses this morning. joe giving us the outlook. secretary bill sykes challenging us -- secretary vilsack challenge us and risks we can manage. and senator daschle, just really giving us an overwhelmingly moving tribute and challenge to american agriculture, all of us in this room. a lot o